Thursday, October 7, 2010
Team India unclear on WADA
For those who came in late, the International Candid Council had agreed to be WADA-compliant starting August 2010; the Indian government's own Civic Anti-Doping Agency [NADA] had accustomed the advancing abode article but the BCCI had beneath burden from chief players pushed back, abnegation to acquire the article as it existed. Much baptize beneath the arch later, a top BCCI official today told Yahoo that the BCCI has now accustomed the clause, with accessory amendments. "We are now acquisitive that the blockhead tests will appear as scheduled," the official said. However, the Indian players are not in the bend on these developments, and are blind both of the changes fabricated in the clause, and the actuality that the BCCI has now accustomed the revised provisions. This abridgement of acquaintance becomes crucial, as WADA admiral are currently in Bangalore, with tests appointed on Indian players; the latter, blind that they accept to now accede afterward the BCCI's accepting of the clause, accept been abnegation to abide to the tests. The BCCI has appointed Dr Vece Paes, above civic hockey amateur and ancestor of Indian tennis ace Leander, to serve as its official adviser on all affairs apropos to the WADA code. Dr Paes will be present, as adumbrative of the board's and players' interests, back the players accommodated with the ICC after today to array out the issue. "Dr Paes will abrupt the players," the lath official told Yahoo. WADA short-lists players according to rankings, for accidental testing; amid the Indians, the ones afflicted are MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. How the affair of these and added chief players with the ICC and WADA goes today becomes crucial; with the World Cup about the corner, the drug-testing affair needs burning resolution, for declining that, India runs the accident of not actuality accustomed to participate in the quadrennial candid showpiece.